Aventurine Socks by Kerri Blumer

Aventurine Socks

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 64 rows = 4 inches
in Aventurine Pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
335 - 440 yards (306 - 402 m)
S (M, L, XL)
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Aventurine socks are your solution to variegated yarns — the slip-stitch pattern helps break up pooling and creates intriguing texture. The pattern is offered in four sizes so you can knit these up for both the women & men in your life. These socks are knit from the top down with a traditional heel flap and gusset construction. Pick out your favorite hand-painted sock yarn, or choose a semi-solid for a more subdued look.

This pattern assumes knowledge of working in the round. Both charts and written directions are provided for all stitch patterns.

Special Sizing Notes: The slip-stitch Aventurine Pattern creates a tighter fit that does not have very much stretch. If you are a tight knitter, or if you are unsure of what size to choose, please consider knitting one size larger to achieve a comfortable fit.

Suggested Yarn: Skeined Alive Cashmere Blend Fingering, or other fingering / sock weight yarn that knits to gauge.

Sizes: S (M, L, XL) to fit lower leg circ. up to 10 (11½, 13, 14½)” / 25.5 (29, 33, 37) cm

Yarn Requirements: 335 (370, 405, 440) yds / 306 (340, 370, 402) m

Gauge: 34 sts and 64 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Amber pattern on larger needles

Needles and Notions: US size 1 / 2.25 mm double pointed needles (DPNs) for ribbing, heel and foot, US size 1.5 / 2.50 mm DPNs for leg, stitch markers, tapestry needle